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Irene Disbro, a student in the automotive technology program at the Four Rivers Career Center, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the local PEO (Professional Educational Organization).
Disbro, a student at East Central College, was informed of the news on Monday morning, Nov. 28, by PEO representatives Joyce Wessels and Jane Cowan, who both are on the scholarship committee.
The local PEO chapter normally awards two $500 scholarships, but decided to give the full $1,000 scholarship to Disbro because they were impressed by her application.
Disbro will be recognized as a scholarship recipient at the PEO Chapter’s banquet on December 6 at Café Mosaic in Washington.
The School District of Washington’s CAPS Business Ignite class visited the Washington Chamber of Commerce office on Tuesday morning, Nov. 22.
Students in the class got an overview of what the chamber of commerce does, how it performs its duties and how it serves the community. They also received a rundown of community events and other projects put on by the chamber of commerce.
The chamber of commerce employees gave the students a tour of the building, visiting offices of the tourism director, marketing director and finance director. They also visited the office for the Washington Town and Country Fair.
The CAPS Ignite class focuses on business innovation. Students learn foundational skills in the area of business when starting a company. They engage with real professionals in the field throughout the process.
A photo of the Business Ignite students with Washington Chamber of Commerce employees is below.
Washington West Elementary School held its Dress to Impress Manners Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
The cafeteria was set with white table clothes, battery-lit candles, low lights and soft music for the school-wide event.
Enjoying a Thanksgiving feast with turkey and all of the trimmings for lunch, teachers had lunch with their well-dressed students, helping them practice manners and good behavior at the table.
Photos from Washington West Elementary’s Dress to Impress event are below.
Washington Middle School Brain Bowl took four teams to compete at Sullivan Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 19.
There were 18 teams in the field from Union, St. Clair, Sunrise (DeSoto), Orchard Farm and Columbia Independent.
The teams were split into three groups of 6 and played a round robin.
The top two teams from each bracket would go into playoffs.
In the morning, WMS A and WMS B were undefeated in their brackets, while WMS C and WMS D both finished second in their brackets with only one loss each. All four WMS teams made the playoffs, making WMS two-thirds of the entire playoff field.
In the playoffs, WMS A went undefeated and then beat CIS A in the first game of the final to claim the championship. WMS B finished in third place ahead of Sullivan A. WMS D defeated WMS C for fifth place.
The top 10 scorers from the five preliminary games also were recognized.
This is the sixth week in a row that the School District of Washington has had a Scholar Bowl team come home with a first place trophy.
On December 3rd, the School District of Washington will host the largest high school tournament in the state (48 teams).
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